Student_______________________Date________ Labor and Delivery Case Study Clients Initials______ Age______MSDW EDC_____________ Gravida______Para_____LC______ Gestation___________ Blood Type and Rh____________ Admission Date and Time_______________ Onset of contractions_____________ Prenatal Classes______________ Culture___________________ List any significant history either prior to pregnancy or during pregnancy (prenatal): Name which phase of stage I labor the client was in when you initially met the mother: Describe your assessment of the mother and fetus in terms of: V/S, frequency, duration, and intensity of contractions, station, rate and pattern of FHTs, dilation and effacement of cervix, amniotic membranes intact or not, bloody show, presentation and position of fetus, behavior, appearance, fatigue, breathing techniques, significant others, medications, IVs, edema, Describe the changes in the assessment that you notice as she goes from phase to phase (latent, active, transition) Describe nursing actions you performed and ones you observed the nurse provide for the both the client and her fetus during the first stage of labor. What comfort measures were used to assist the mother? What medications were given if any? Was any oxygen needed? Provide information to mother about progress of labor. Duplicate the monitor strip of the mother and fetus. Describe if it is internal or external explaining the difference. Evaluate the strip in terms of normal or unusual findings. How were you able to explain the fetal monitor to the mother? Describe Stage 2 for the delivery in terms of the type of delivery – spontaneous, vacuum extraction, Csection. If an episiotomy was needed. What type of medication was used for comfort during the delivery. Report on the baby – sex of the baby, Apgar at one minute and at 5 minutes, any resuscitation of the infant, physical findings. How was infants temperature maintained? How was the infant identified? Was eye care given and why? Was Vitamin K injection given, how, where and why? What was done to assist bonding of mother and infant? Describe significant others reaction to the birth. Describe Stage 3 of the delivery – What were the signs of placental separation? Did the placenta deliver spontaneous or manual. Was the placenta intact? Were their any lacerations or the repair of an episiotomy. What type of episiotomy if one was preformed – midline or lateral? Was cord blood obtained? List any medications administered. What IV’s were given? Give vital signs. Describe Stage 4 of the delivery – Describe the consistency and position of the fundus, the character and amount of lochia, condition of perineum, any discomfort, and medications administered. Describe recovery from anesthesia, LOC, safety measures, fatigue, hunger, thirst, IVs site, urine and voiding characteristic, comfort and body hygiene, opportunities for bonding, breast feeding if attempted. Need for warm blankets? Describe how you assessed for any early signs of bleeding. Chart the hourly time frame of the stages of labor for your mother 10cm 9 cm 8 cm 7 cm 6 cm 5 cm 4 cm 3 cm 2 cm 1 cm 0 cm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 hours Describe what you liked about this experience? What did you find to be the most helpful to your learning about labor and delivery? How could the experience be improved.